Artificial Intelligence | episode 691

The Intersection of AI and Creativity with Intel GM & Senior Director Huma Abidi

Huma Abidi is the General Manager and Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence, Software Products, and Engineering at Intel. She's responsible for strategy, requirements, validation, benchmarking, and customer support for deep learning, machine learning, and analytics software products. She leads a globally diverse team of engineers and technologists responsible for delivering AI software products and customer solutions incremental in Intel's multibillion-dollar AI revenue growth. She's a two-time recipient of Intel's highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, and a three-time recipient of the Intel Software Quality Award for delivering quality software. She's a champion of Women in Technology and DE&I initiatives, and Huma was named as an honoree for 2021 Tribute to Women Award by Silicon Valley YWCA and recognized as a Women of Influence in 2021 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. She's the founder of Women in Machine Learning at Intel as well. August 22, 2022

691: Huma discusses the creative ways artificial intelligence is being applied and the path ahead for combatting unconscious biases in AI models. She describes her purview at Intel and explains to Peter High the key differences between typical software and artificial intelligence software. Huma dives deep into the intersection of AI and creativity and shares the remarkable progress being made in the creation of things like art, podcasts, and more. Finally, Huma reiterates the importance of diversity when building AI models to eliminate biases and shares how companies, both AI and non-AI-focused, can improve the opportunities granted to diverse talent in the workplace.

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This episode is sponsored by Cisco.

“If a movie recommendation is flawed, that's nothing. It's not the end of the world, but… if there is a data or an algorithmic bias [in healthcare risk prediction], the result could be disastrous for those who are at the receiving end of this decision.”

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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